Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
“I’m done running from you,” I said honestly. “I tried and it didn’t matter—you haunted me everywhere I went.”“And you haunted me,” he murmured, rolling over to press his lips against mine once more. “My little prince.”And so the next act in our tragedy began.
It's been a few hours since I finished reading American Prince and I still haven't wrapped my head around what happened. There were things that I never saw coming, some that I did because of ties the story has to the legend of Camelot, but holy crap, I couldn't help my eyes nearly popping out of their sockets every single time Sierra Simone added her own personal touch of evil genius to either keep readers on their toes or knock us off our feet. Just like with my review for American Queen, I'm not going to go into detail here. I simply cannot, in good conscience, mention something that may make absolute sense to me because I read both books and then have those who have yet to experience the awesomeness that is this series get confused or start forming theories or having prejudgments in their head. My best advice would be this: read the books in order and leave whatever preconceived notions you have outside of whatever space you're planning to spend time with a different kind of American royalty and a rare kind of love story among an American President, his Vice President, and the First Lady.
This second novel in the New Camelot trilogy allows readers to see a lot of things from Embry Moore's point of view. There are numerous flashbacks that better explain just how intense and deep his relationship with Ash Colchester is. Then there's Greer Galloway Colchester, who both brings Ash and Embry together but also tears them apart. Gah! Shutting up now. Seriously. Suffice it to say that there are very heavy reasons why this second novel affected me as much as it did. I expected my heart to get broken along the way, in one form or another, but the person behind that heartbreak was an even bigger reason why it was far more gut-wrenching than I had anticipated. This does end in yet another cliffhanger and this one is even more frustrating than the one before it because it's as if everyone and everything around them is at a crossroads. Decisions have been made but maybe they can be changed. Secrets have been revealed, some far more devastating than other, but if the trilogy does follow the Arthurian legend, then I'm fearful of what awaits me in American King (but, of course, I'm still going to be counting the weeks until I have Ash, Embry, and Greer in my hands again. Five-plus stars go to American Prince. ♥
Read my review for the New Camelot series:
American Queen (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review
American Prince (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Date Read: 10 March 2017
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